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Bad News Sells

Twice in as many weeks Paul Krugman proved his brilliance in the New York Times.  Friday’s online edition featured his op-ed entitled, Secret Deficit Lovers.  The opening line, “What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?” provoked … Continue reading

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Logic And A Touch Of Forgiveness

I know around 85% of my readership lives in the United States.  How much of it lives in Iowa is something I don’t know.  While the core message is for everyone, foreign or domestic, the only people who can do … Continue reading

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Why Would I Retain This Idiot?

Republicans talk about running government like a business.  The fallacies in that are too numerous to get into here, but for the next few minutes I’d like my readers to think along those lines. 

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An Evening With Bernie

Most American’s only see U.S. Senators on television.  In a period of 8 days I saw two sitting Senators live.  I actually had a brief personal conversation with one.  Wednesday night I was privileged to be part of a group … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Bruce Braley

It would be easy to justify endorsing Bruce Braley for the United States Senate in Iowa simply because his Republican opponent is dangerous and out of touch.  Then you look at his record, particularly his four terms in the House … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Al Franken

Normally your first thought when a Senator’s name enters your mind is of a great speech or piece of legislation.  When I think of Al Franken, my mind goes to two of his books: the 1996 effort, Rush Limbaugh Is … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Ed Markey 2014

Today is a historic day at tellthetruthonthem.com. For the first time I am endorsing the same person for the same Congressional seat two years in a row.  The choice for Bay State voters on November 4th is clear and I … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Alison Lundergan Grimes

This is the third endorsement I am making this May and the third time I am endorsing someone who is less than a complete progressive.  That may seem strange, but they are representing the views of their constituents or prospective … Continue reading

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A Case Of Misplaced Values

Friday’s New York Times contained an op-ed by Paul Krugman.  My readers know I seldom pass up the opportunity to read something Dr. Krugman writes.  It was an article on inequity and as usual it was very good.  Part of … Continue reading

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The Sins Of The Father

When I woke up this morning I had every intention of writing about something else.  Then I read the Washington Post and Marc Fisher’s story: Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts caught my eye. 

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